Book Giveaway: Atchison Blue, Sisterhood of Saints, Teaching in Your Tiara, Sisters in Crisis, When Parents Divorce or Separate



There should be something for everyone in this giveaway. I wish I had 24 extra hours a day for reading…

This week’s giveaway:


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Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith


By Judith Valente (Ave Maria Press, 2013)

About the book:

In this meditative spiritual memoir, Judith Valente, celebrated PBS religion journalist and celebrated poet, invites readers along on her transformative pilgrimages to Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Atchison, Kansas. The Benedictine sisters who invited Valente presented her with a view of monastic life and wisdom that brought spiritual healing to her fast-paced life–and promises to do the same for her readers.

Sisterhood of Saints: Daily Guidance and Inspiration


By Melanie Rigney (Franciscan Media, 2013)

About the book:

For Catholics, the saints are arguably our best role models for holy living. In this page-a-day book for women, Melanie Rigney gives us a wellspring of interesting and diverse female saints who aptly show the way to be better disciples of Christ. Through their lives and experiences, we find examples of how to meet the challenges of daily life, be strengthened in our faith, and, in the process, become the people God created us to be.

Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us


By Rebecca Frech (Scabbed Knee Press, 2013)

About the book:

Do you wish that you had the chance to sit down with a seasoned homeschooling veteran over a cup of tea and ask every question that comes to mind? Mother of seven and twelve year homeschooling veteran Rebecca Frech is the common-sense voice of experience and reassurance that you’ve been hoping to find. Teaching in Your Tiara is a soup-to-nuts homeschooling book that walks you through the first years – deciding that home education is right for your family, choosing the right curriculum, understanding learning styles, not raising socially awkward kids, maintaining your own identity, and more.

Sisters in Crisis Revisited: From Unraveling to Reform and Renewal


By Ann Carey (Ignatius Press, 2013)

About the book:

Using the archival records of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and other prominent groups of sisters, journalist and author Ann Carey shows how feminist activists unraveled American women’s religious communities from their leadership positions in national organizations and large congregations. She also explains the recent and necessary interventions by the Vatican.

When Parents Divorce or Separate: I Can Get Through This (A Catholic Guide for Kids)


By Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski (Pauline Books & Media, 2013)

About the book:

Helps children navigate their experience by affirming and explaining the ideas of the Catholic faith while drawing on the experience of family counseling professionals. Giving honest voice to a child’s losses, this book provides a safe space where kids 8 to 12 can address hurts and discover paths to healing with renewed hope.

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About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.


  1. John Callahan on

    Thank you for all of your work here. I don’t know how you have the time
    May God grant you His peace.
    John Callahan

  2. These all look like wonderful reads especially the Sisterhood of Saints or the divorce for Catholic children book. Thank you for the opportunity, and introducing us to these titles.

  3. I have been wanting to read “teaching in your tiara” since it came out. I just started homeschooling this year and know I will enjoy it.

  4. I can’t believe you’re making me pick just one! I guess I’d have to say Atchison Blue, since it’s on my wish list right now–but if I don’t win this contest, then Sisterhood of Saints and Sisters in Crisis will also be on my list!

  5. The Sisterhood of Saints looks great. I have been delving more into the lives of the Saints and trying to use them for inspiration in my daily living. This book would be a wonderful addition!

  6. theresa crow on

    I would like the “When Parents Divorce or Separate”. So many of the children I work with are going thru this experience right know & I’d like to help them.

  7. Any one of these books would be good reads but right now my first choice would be “Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith.”

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